ORANGE BEACH, Ala.

Boom operations in Cotton Bayou and Bayou Saint John. The white boom is called sorbent boom and is dragged behind the boats with pompoms attached that collect any surface oil. The different colors of boom are for different types of water, and use, but every boom has universal attachments so they can be linked without … Continue reading

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.

LONG BEACH, Miss.

Oily waters slowly crept onto the shore July 7, at Long Beach — near Gulfport and Biloxi, MS — where swimmers tried to enjoy the bright and sunny day despite the gloomy truth about the BP oil disaster. Government officials also increased the clean up hours to a 24-hour cycle.

Colorado Coast Guard

Long Beach into night

Long Beach, Mississippi, July 7, 2010. A large amount of oil washed ashore in Long Beach prompting the first night time cleaning. Lights were brought in for the workers, originally, the lights had amber colored filters on them to protect any sea turtles in the area. The filters were peeled off when the men in charge were told there was no danger from the lights. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency

Long Beach, Mississippi, July 7, 2010. A large amount of oil washed ashore in Long Beach prompting the first night time cleaning. Lights were brought in for the workers, originally, the lights had amber colored filters on them to protect any sea turtles in the area. The filters were peeled off when the men in … Continue reading

GRAND ISLE, La.

LAROSE, La. and Bobby Pitre

Tattoo shop owner and artist Bobby Pitre of Larose, LA decided to let his opinion be known with artwork painted by he and a friend on the side of his Larose tattoo parlor. He said he could stand on the corner and yell about it, or he could paint this and let it speak for … Continue reading

VENICE, La.

©2010 Jenn LeBlanc

A chart in the Joint Information Center in Venice, LA is tagged with information concerning areas in their command. Photo by Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency Coast Guard Lieutenant Frank Kulesa July 5, 2010 at the Joint Information Center in Venice, LA speaks about the BP gulf oil spill and their role in the cleanup and … Continue reading